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‘Dignity Of The Dead Must Be Respected’: Karnataka HC Directs Govt, BBMP To Frame New Guidelines For Burial Of COVID-19 Patients

The Karnataka High Court on Monday directed the State government and Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to relook at the guidelines/protocol issued by them for disposing of dead bodies of persons tested positive for COVID-19. The bench stated that the guidelines of the State and BBMP proceed on the presumption that the dead body of a coronavirus patient is a potential source of spread of COVID-19. Citing the guidelines of the World Health Organisation (WHO), which note that dignity of the dead, their cultural and religious tradition and their families should be respected and protected throughout, the bench said “All the authorities are bound to come out with the protocol/guidelines with emphasis on the dignity of the dead.”

Asia Law Offices advised a major transnational strategic collaboration between its client, UAE-Based Pharmax Pharmaceuticals, and Swiss pharma major Acino Pharmaceuticals.

ALO represented Pharmax in the structuring and closure of entire transaction documents of the significant collaboration.

The collaboration framework extends to licensing, manufacturing, and supply of Acino formulations within the gastroenterology and the cardiovascular space throughout the Middle East and Africa.